Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA)

Purpose of Your Job Position
Provides basic nursing care to residents within the scope of the nursing assistant responsibilities and performs basic nursing procedures under the direction of the licensed nurse supervisor.
Job Functions
General Responsibilities
Residents Rights
Staff Development
Nursing Care Responsibilities
Participates in and receives nursing report upon reporting for duty
Assists residents with resident care including bathing, grooming, hygiene and placement of adaptive equipment
Explains procedures to residents before administering
Keeps residents dry (changes gown, clothing, linen, etc., when it becomes wet or soiled)
Changes bed linens and keeps lines tight to avoid wrinkles from forming under residents
Makes beds (occupied and unoccupied)
Handles linens according to infection control guidelines
Assists residents with bowel and bladder functions
Assists residents in preparation for and transporting to appointments, activities and social programs
Assists with lifting, positioning and transporting residents into and out of beds, chairs, bathtubs, wheelchairs, lifts, etc., in keeping with specific resident safety needs
Assists residents in ambulation with or without self-help devices as instructed
Performs restorative and rehabilitative procedures as instructed
Accurately measures and records heights and weights
Accurately measures and records temperatures, pulses, respirations and blood pressures (TPRs and B/P) as instructed
Empties urinary drainage bags and records amount in record; reports any irregularities to nurse
Ensures call lights are within reach of residents and answers call lights promptly
Ensures that residents who are unable to call for help are checked frequently
Ensures that residents' personal care needs are being met in accordance with residents' wishes
Reports all changes in residents' condition to supervisor as soon as practical
Completes appropriate charge and inventory slips and monitors supply inventory daily to see what is needed; cleans instruments and equipment and returns to proper area after use
Straightens dresser tops and stands
Maintains cleanliness of resident units, central bathing area, treatment and supply rooms, workrooms and linen closets; cleans bedpans, urinals and commodes; washes basins and emesis basins; sanitizes bath tub after each resident's use; cleans floors if resident is incontinent; wipes spilled foods and liquids
Provides post-mortem care as instructed
Special Nursing Care Responsibilities
Meal Service Responsibilities
Food Service Responsibilities
Admission, Transfer and Discharge Responsibilities
Care Plan Responsibilities
Administrative Responsibilities
Special Activities/Attributes
Successful completion of State Approved Nurse Aide Training and Competency Evaluation Program; Name must appear on State Registry as Nurse Aide in good standing. Must have and maintain CPR certification.
Not needed, but preferred.

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